DirectoryEntry.SchemaEntry Property


Gets the schema object for this entry.

 property System::DirectoryServices::DirectoryEntry ^ SchemaEntry { System::DirectoryServices::DirectoryEntry ^ get(); };
public System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry SchemaEntry { get; }
public System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry SchemaEntry { get; }
member this.SchemaEntry : System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry
Public ReadOnly Property SchemaEntry As DirectoryEntry

Property Value

A DirectoryEntry object that represents the schema class for this entry.



The following example demonstrates the SchemaClassName and SchemaEntry properties of the DirectoryEntry class. This example gets the user-specified DirectoryEntry object and gets all of its children if the SchemaEntry object is a container object. The SchemaEntry is a container object if the Name of that object is "container".

Dim myADSPath As String = "LDAP://onecity/CN=Users,DC=onecity,DC=corp,DC=fabrikam,DC=com"  
' Creates an Instance of DirectoryEntry.  
Dim myDirectoryEntry As New DirectoryEntry(myADSPath, UserName, SecurelyStoredPassword)  
' Display the 'SchemaClassName'.  
Console.WriteLine("Schema class name:" + myDirectoryEntry.SchemaClassName)  
' Gets the SchemaEntry of the ADS object.  
Dim mySchemaEntry As DirectoryEntry = myDirectoryEntry.SchemaEntry  
If String.Compare(mySchemaEntry.Name, "container") = 0 Then  
   Dim myChildDirectoryEntry As DirectoryEntry  
   For Each myChildDirectoryEntry In  myDirectoryEntry.Children  
String myADSPath = "LDAP://onecity/CN=Users,DC=onecity,DC=corp,DC=fabrikam,DC=com";  
// Creates an Instance of DirectoryEntry.  
DirectoryEntry  myDirectoryEntry=new DirectoryEntry(myADSPath, UserName, SecurelyStoredPassword);  
// Display the 'SchemaClassName'.  
Console.WriteLine("Schema class name:"+myDirectoryEntry.SchemaClassName);  
// Gets the SchemaEntry of the ADS object.  
DirectoryEntry mySchemaEntry = myDirectoryEntry.SchemaEntry;  
if (string.Compare(mySchemaEntry.Name,"container") == 0)  
   foreach(DirectoryEntry myChildDirectoryEntry in myDirectoryEntry.Children)  
String^ myADSPath = "LDAP://onecity/CN=Users,DC=onecity,DC=corp,DC=fabrikam,DC=com";  
// Creates an Instance of DirectoryEntry.  
DirectoryEntry^ myDirectoryEntry = gcnew DirectoryEntry(myADSPath, UserName, SecurelyStoredPassword);  
// Display the 'SchemaClassName'.  
Console::WriteLine("Schema class name:{0}", myDirectoryEntry->SchemaClassName);  
// Gets the SchemaEntry of the ADS Object*.  
DirectoryEntry^ mySchemaEntry = myDirectoryEntry->SchemaEntry;  
if (!String::Compare(mySchemaEntry->Name, S"container"))   
    Collections::IEnumerator^ myEnum = myDirectoryEntry->Children->GetEnumerator();  
    while (myEnum->MoveNext())   
        DirectoryEntry^ myChildDirectoryEntry = safe_cast<DirectoryEntry^>(myEnum->Current);  


An entry's schema determines a list of its mandatory and optional property names.

You can use this property to find out what properties and methods are available on the associated object.

Applies to

See also